Concerning Duties of the Laity
Who is the church?????  We are the church!!!  Not just the ordained ***** All of us!! 

It shall be the duty of every member of this community:

·         To worship God, the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, every Lord’s Day in a Church unless reasonably prevented

·         To engage regularly in the reading and study of Holy Scripture and the Doctrine of the Church as found in Article I of the Constitution of this Church

·         To observe their baptismal vows, to lead an upright and sober life, and not give scandal to the Church

·         To present their children and those they have led to the Lord for baptism and confirmation

·         To give regular financial support to the Church with the biblical tithe as the minimum standard of giving

·         To practice forgiveness daily according to our Lord’s teaching

·         To receive worthily the Sacrament of Holy Communion as often as reasonable

·         To observe the feasts and fasts of the Church set forth in the Anglican formularies

·         To continue his or her instruction in the Faith so as to remain an effective minister for the Lord Jesus Christ

·         To devote themselves to the ministry of Christ among those who do not know Him utilizing the gifts that the Holy Spirit gives them, for the effective extension of Christ’s Kingdom